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May 15, 2017 broden 0
dmwalsh568 wrote:
I’ve used mylarbagsdirect.com for 1 gallon zipper top bags, but I’m not sure they have 5 gallon zipper tops.

I prefer to have a bunch of 1 gallon bags in a bucket myself, so I have less open at any given moment, but to each their own.

i might do a mix.. but my wife is asian so a 5 gallon bag of rice to her is like a half gallon bag of rice to most other people

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General Food Topics • Re: looking for mylar ziplock bucket bags

May 15, 2017 broden 0
dmwalsh568 wrote:
I’ve used mylarbagsdirect.com for 1 gallon zipper top bags, but I’m not sure they have 5 gallon zipper tops.

I prefer to have a bunch of 1 gallon bags in a bucket myself, so I have less open at any given moment, but to each their own.

i might do a mix.. but my wife is asian so a 5 gallon bag of rice to her is like a half gallon bag of rice to most other people

Statistics: Posted by broden — Mon May 15, 2017 2:49 pm


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General Food Topics • Re: looking for mylar ziplock bucket bags

May 15, 2017 broden 0
dmwalsh568 wrote:
I’ve used mylarbagsdirect.com for 1 gallon zipper top bags, but I’m not sure they have 5 gallon zipper tops.

I prefer to have a bunch of 1 gallon bags in a bucket myself, so I have less open at any given moment, but to each their own.

i might do a mix.. but my wife is asian so a 5 gallon bag of rice to her is like a half gallon bag of rice to most other people

Statistics: Posted by broden — Mon May 15, 2017 2:49 pm


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General Food Topics • Re: looking for mylar ziplock bucket bags

May 15, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
dmwalsh568 wrote:
I’ve used mylarbagsdirect.com for 1 gallon zipper top bags, but I’m not sure they have 5 gallon zipper tops.

I prefer to have a bunch of 1 gallon bags in a bucket myself, so I have less open at any given moment, but to each their own.

as far as I know the only zipper bags that Bags Direct has are their “stacker bags” – not listed as zipper bags but they have that option …..

http://mylarbagsdirect.com/stmyba.html

Statistics: Posted by Illini Warrior — Mon May 15, 2017 9:58 am


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General Food Topics • Re: looking for mylar ziplock bucket bags

May 15, 2017 broden 0
Illini Warrior wrote:

broden wrote:been a while since i’ve been here been really busy with life.. but you all know how that gets some times

anyway i am looking for good mylar 5 gallon ziplock bucket bags..

want to store some things but be able to keep them in the pantry in buckets for use as needed also .. rice sugar salt things like that.

if anyone can point me towards ones they have gotten and been happy with it would be really appreciated.

you do know that for long term storage they still need to heat sealed closed – the ziplock feature is only for pantry use after you crack open that food bucket (great combined with a Gamma lid) …. there’s no real value to using a mylar bag for everyday type food storage ….

http://www.discountmylarbags.com/5-gallon-mylar-bags/

http://packfreshusa.com/5-gallon-hd-ziplock-mylar-bags/

https://mylarpro.com/product/5-gallon-e … ombo-pack/

50 bag bulk buy only:

https://www.usaemergencysupply.com/emer … Mylar-Bags

yeah i don’t want them for long term storage .. i want them for pantry use with bucket and gamma lid.. thank you very much

Statistics: Posted by broden — Sun May 14, 2017 7:53 pm


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May 15, 2017 broden 0
Illini Warrior wrote:

broden wrote:been a while since i’ve been here been really busy with life.. but you all know how that gets some times

anyway i am looking for good mylar 5 gallon ziplock bucket bags..

want to store some things but be able to keep them in the pantry in buckets for use as needed also .. rice sugar salt things like that.

if anyone can point me towards ones they have gotten and been happy with it would be really appreciated.

you do know that for long term storage they still need to heat sealed closed – the ziplock feature is only for pantry use after you crack open that food bucket (great combined with a Gamma lid) …. there’s no real value to using a mylar bag for everyday type food storage ….

http://www.discountmylarbags.com/5-gallon-mylar-bags/

http://packfreshusa.com/5-gallon-hd-ziplock-mylar-bags/

https://mylarpro.com/product/5-gallon-e … ombo-pack/

50 bag bulk buy only:

https://www.usaemergencysupply.com/emer … Mylar-Bags

yeah i don’t want them for long term storage .. i want them for pantry use with bucket and gamma lid.. thank you very much

Statistics: Posted by broden — Sun May 14, 2017 7:53 pm


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General Food Topics • Re: looking for mylar ziplock bucket bags

May 14, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
broden wrote:
been a while since i’ve been here been really busy with life.. but you all know how that gets some times

anyway i am looking for good mylar 5 gallon ziplock bucket bags..

want to store some things but be able to keep them in the pantry in buckets for use as needed also .. rice sugar salt things like that.

if anyone can point me towards ones they have gotten and been happy with it would be really appreciated.

you do know that for long term storage they still need to heat sealed closed – the ziplock feature is only for pantry use after you crack open that food bucket (great combined with a Gamma lid) …. there’s no real value to using a mylar bag for everyday type food storage ….

http://www.discountmylarbags.com/5-gallon-mylar-bags/

http://packfreshusa.com/5-gallon-hd-ziplock-mylar-bags/

https://mylarpro.com/product/5-gallon-e … ombo-pack/

50 bag bulk buy only:

https://www.usaemergencysupply.com/emer … Mylar-Bags

Statistics: Posted by Illini Warrior — Sun May 14, 2017 3:25 pm


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May 14, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
broden wrote:
been a while since i’ve been here been really busy with life.. but you all know how that gets some times

anyway i am looking for good mylar 5 gallon ziplock bucket bags..

want to store some things but be able to keep them in the pantry in buckets for use as needed also .. rice sugar salt things like that.

if anyone can point me towards ones they have gotten and been happy with it would be really appreciated.

you do know that for long term storage they still need to heat sealed closed – the ziplock feature is only for pantry use after you crack open that food bucket (great combined with a Gamma lid) …. there’s no real value to using a mylar bag for everyday type food storage ….

http://www.discountmylarbags.com/5-gallon-mylar-bags/

http://packfreshusa.com/5-gallon-hd-ziplock-mylar-bags/

https://mylarpro.com/product/5-gallon-e … ombo-pack/

50 bag bulk buy only:

https://www.usaemergencysupply.com/emer … Mylar-Bags

Statistics: Posted by Illini Warrior — Sun May 14, 2017 3:25 pm


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General Food Topics • looking for mylar ziplock bucket bags

May 14, 2017 broden 0

been a while since i’ve been here been really busy with life.. but you all know how that gets some times

anyway i am looking for good mylar 5 gallon ziplock bucket bags..

want to store some things but be able to keep them in the pantry in buckets for use as needed also .. rice sugar salt things like that.

if anyone can point me towards ones they have gotten and been happy with it would be really appreciated.

Statistics: Posted by broden — Sun May 14, 2017 12:31 pm


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General Food Topics • looking for mylar ziplock bucket bags

May 14, 2017 broden 0

been a while since i’ve been here been really busy with life.. but you all know how that gets some times

anyway i am looking for good mylar 5 gallon ziplock bucket bags..

want to store some things but be able to keep them in the pantry in buckets for use as needed also .. rice sugar salt things like that.

if anyone can point me towards ones they have gotten and been happy with it would be really appreciated.

Statistics: Posted by broden — Sun May 14, 2017 12:31 pm


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General Food Topics • Re: HONEY: powder

May 12, 2017 pilgrimtr 0

as a five year bee keeper. if you are looking for honey for the benefits for allergies. you should find a bee keeper that is near you the bees will be feeding off of the same plants that effect you and you will get the benefit of the anti allergic properties of the honey. if you ever have honey crystalize do not put it in the microwave, it will kill all of the good properties of the honey.
to melt the crystals place the honey jar in a pot of warm water not above 120 degrees and it will melt the crystals. there are so many uses for honey. a table spoon each morning for allergies. put in on cuts for faster healing. Pilgrim :D

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May 8, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

I think it’s just another sweetener to use where it would blend in like beverages and baked goods. We have some but from another vendor – I think it may be granules. We have honey too but due to a severe allergy in our family we will not have our own bees. We have enough stinging things flying around here in the deep south.
I could think of many uses when you want to conserve the real honey and use the powder and granules for a sweetener only. It certainly doesn’t beat the real thing but there are many substitutes for “the real thing” in our society! :D

Mrs. Forward Preppers

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May 8, 2017 ForwardPreppers 0

I think it’s just another sweetener to use where it would blend in like beverages and baked goods. We have some but from another vendor – I think it may be granules. We have honey too but due to a severe allergy in our family we will not have our own bees. We have enough stinging things flying around here in the deep south.
I could think of many uses when you want to conserve the real honey and use the powder and granules for a sweetener only. It certainly doesn’t beat the real thing but there are many substitutes for “the real thing” in our society! :D

Mrs. Forward Preppers

Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Mon May 08, 2017 5:28 pm


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General Food Topics • Re: Storing rice in buckets AND Other Food Storage questions

May 8, 2017 JayJay 0
farmer_dude48 wrote:
Does anybody on here store eggs ?? Whats are your suggestions for storage ? Dehydrating,freezing any thoughts ?? :?

I dehydrated several and placed in pint jars..used them for cooking and am pleased with results.
1) be sure dedhydrator is where you want it when pouring in trays(fruit roll up trays)
2) only use about 5 eggs per tray to avoid spilling over

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May 8, 2017 JayJay 0
farmer_dude48 wrote:
Does anybody on here store eggs ?? Whats are your suggestions for storage ? Dehydrating,freezing any thoughts ?? :?

I dehydrated several and placed in pint jars..used them for cooking and am pleased with results.
1) be sure dedhydrator is where you want it when pouring in trays(fruit roll up trays)
2) only use about 5 eggs per tray to avoid spilling over

Statistics: Posted by JayJay — Mon May 08, 2017 9:58 am


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General Food Topics • Re: storing food without climate control

April 30, 2017 daaswampman 0
Gunns wrote:

IceFire wrote:You’ve got to admit, though…they DO make great rodent-proof, water-resistant storage!

What about bugs? Can they squeak by the rubber gasket?

I could be wrong, but I would guess, an old junk freezer that somebody gave you – would not have tight fitting gaskets! Swamp

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April 29, 2017 101airborne 0
Stahlrosen wrote:
That does seem odd. Wonder how it reconstitutes, as far as consistency? I would think some of the antibacterial properties / benefits would be gone by dehydrating it?

It doesn’t at least in my experiment. I think it’s mainly for convienence. My wife uses it for her coffee and we use it for tea and such. Plus once you figure out the ratio of powder to honey itself it seems to work better in recipes as the dry seems to mix easier. Plus the convinence we take the little packets with us when we go out instead of using sugar or whatever.

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April 29, 2017 101airborne 0
Stahlrosen wrote:
That does seem odd. Wonder how it reconstitutes, as far as consistency? I would think some of the antibacterial properties / benefits would be gone by dehydrating it?

It doesn’t at least in my experiment. I think it’s mainly for convienence. My wife uses it for her coffee and we use it for tea and such. Plus once you figure out the ratio of powder to honey itself it seems to work better in recipes as the dry seems to mix easier. Plus the convinence we take the little packets with us when we go out instead of using sugar or whatever.

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April 29, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
rickdun wrote:

DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:

rebnavy1862 wrote:I like Augason Farms. So far, everything I’ve tried was good. Haven’t tried the honey. I store the real thing.
Reb

I went to Wal-Mart BTW…..What a disappointment.

I went for three things including Augson Farms stuff…Nada. Zip. Ziltch….What a wasted trip…I’m done with that store…the masses of people too…Pffft.

Back online I go…

DR1VEN, I have not found Augson Farms stuff in the store, only on line. It’s free shipping on $35.00 orders.

ya, figured as much but took a chance since I needed a few other things too and haven’t stepped foot in that madhouse for about 2 years….Everything I needed wasn’t there…lol.

I’ll give then a shot next time if I like it…Had $100 credit on Amazon so I just did my same-ol’ – same-ol’ tried and true….a couple bucks more there but the 2 day delivery and return policies(free pickup if done right/immediate credit) are hard to beat on Amazon.

I do really appreciate the info though Rick…..Doing a little last min splurging with current political tensions….In no way would I consider myself set in SHTF, but at a guess, 99% better off than the rest of the knuckleheads here in SoCal…..at least for 5-6 months.

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April 29, 2017 rickdun 0
DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:

rebnavy1862 wrote:I like Augason Farms. So far, everything I’ve tried was good. Haven’t tried the honey. I store the real thing.
Reb

I went to Wal-Mart BTW…..What a disappointment.

I went for three things including Augson Farms stuff…Nada. Zip. Ziltch….What a wasted trip…I’m done with that store…the masses of people too…Pffft.

Back online I go…

DR1VEN, I have not found Augson Farms stuff in the store, only on line. It’s free shipping on $35.00 orders.

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April 29, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:
I like Augason Farms. So far, everything I’ve tried was good. Haven’t tried the honey. I store the real thing.
Reb

I went to Wal-Mart BTW…..What a disappointment.

I went for three things including Augson Farms stuff…Nada. Zip. Ziltch….What a wasted trip…I’m done with that store…the masses of people too…Pffft.

Back online I go…

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:58 pm


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April 29, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Holy Honey Batman!….Did I give myself one heck of a crash course in honey today.

I’m interested in the health benefits and healing properties of the stuff along for use as an alt-med surplus..(already knew the basics but eye opening education today)

Manuka—HOLY crud is the good stuff e-x-p-e-n-s-i-v-e!. :shock::shock::shock: ..That lead me to find legitimate studies on the benefits though as I couldn’t fathom spending that much on a snake oil hipster trend…

Nope…It’s real….wound, cold, throat, and upper airways/cough suppressant….I did a “subscription” at amazon today since it cost so much…lol….We’ll have to build this shelf a little slower than I normally do a month at a time.
https://www.amazon.com/Comvita-Manuka-Honey-Premium-Zealand/dp/B000LKWXA4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493436932&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=manuka&th=1

Learned about true Manuka (vs knockoff) and the UMP rating/label scale

Also the next best..(medicinally anyways)…Buckwheat….Also how to spot the stuff being passed off as buckwheat when its not.

Good stuff… That’s why I love APN…You guys start a simple subject and my brain gets to work learning. :thumbup:

My preps just grew with diversity….Nice.

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April 28, 2017 daaswampman 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:

AuntBee wrote:Mmm…mead!

OAR & Reb – nothing wrong with my dehydrated water stash. :x It comes from a reputable company, too. Image
It even comes with a free tap! Image

Your images did not come up for me. Knowing you, they are probably hilarious.

Swamp, Dollar Tree, which is almost 100% Chinese imports, sells “honey”. If you read the ingredients it is only honey flavored sugar syrup.

Reb

Which May be a good thing! Can you imagine the crap that Bees in China feed and crawl on? All jokes aside, China has a pollution problem that we can barely imagine! Swamp

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April 28, 2017 daaswampman 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:

AuntBee wrote:Mmm…mead!

OAR & Reb – nothing wrong with my dehydrated water stash. :x It comes from a reputable company, too. Image
It even comes with a free tap! Image

Your images did not come up for me. Knowing you, they are probably hilarious.

Swamp, Dollar Tree, which is almost 100% Chinese imports, sells “honey”. If you read the ingredients it is only honey flavored sugar syrup.

Reb

Which May be a good thing! Can you imagine the crap that Bees in China feed and crawl on? All jokes aside, China has a pollution problem that we can barely imagine! Swamp

Statistics: Posted by daaswampman — Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:35 pm


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April 28, 2017 daaswampman 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:

AuntBee wrote:Mmm…mead!

OAR & Reb – nothing wrong with my dehydrated water stash. :x It comes from a reputable company, too. Image
It even comes with a free tap! Image

Your images did not come up for me. Knowing you, they are probably hilarious.

Swamp, Dollar Tree, which is almost 100% Chinese imports, sells “honey”. If you read the ingredients it is only honey flavored sugar syrup.

Reb

Which May be a good thing! Can you imagine the crap that Bees in China feed and crawl on? All jokes aside, China has a pollution problem that we can barely imagine! Swamp

Statistics: Posted by daaswampman — Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:35 pm


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April 28, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
AuntBee wrote:
Mmm…mead!

OAR & Reb – nothing wrong with my dehydrated water stash. :x It comes from a reputable company, too. Image
It even comes with a free tap! Image

Your images did not come up for me. Knowing you, they are probably hilarious.

Swamp, Dollar Tree, which is almost 100% Chinese imports, sells “honey”. If you read the ingredients it is only honey flavored sugar syrup.

Reb

Statistics: Posted by rebnavy1862 — Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:23 pm


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April 28, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
AuntBee wrote:
Mmm…mead!

OAR & Reb – nothing wrong with my dehydrated water stash. :x It comes from a reputable company, too. Image
It even comes with a free tap! Image

Your images did not come up for me. Knowing you, they are probably hilarious.

Swamp, Dollar Tree, which is almost 100% Chinese imports, sells “honey”. If you read the ingredients it is only honey flavored sugar syrup.

Reb

Statistics: Posted by rebnavy1862 — Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:23 pm


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General Food Topics • Re: HONEY: powder

April 28, 2017 daaswampman 0

The following is from their website! First you do not know where it came from. Second Ingredients: Honey Powder (Refinery Syrup, Honey), Fructose.

Why don’t they just call it what it is? Oh that’s right – Would anybody buy – Powered Chinese Honey Flavored Syrup!

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About this item
Important Made in USA Origin Disclaimer: For certain items sold by Walmart on Walmart.com, the displayed country of origin information may not be accurate or consistent with manufacturer information. For updated, accurate country of origin data, it is recommended that you rely on product packaging or manufacturer information.
Augason Farms Honey Powder is perfect for use in recipes. Reconstituted, it is delicious on breads, rolls, or muffins. Family owned and operated since 1972, Augason Farms believes that great taste is a tradition worth preserving. Crafted with a focus on taste and health, their products are manufactured to the highest standards. Let them provide you with delicious peace of mind.
Augason Farms Honey Powder:
Packaged for long-term storage
Easy to prepare
No refrigeration needed
All natural
For emergency food storage, camping or everyday use
Ingredients:
Ingredients: Honey Powder (Refinery Syrup, Honey), Fructose. Processed In A Plant That Handles: Wheat, Egg, Dairy, Soybean, Peanut, Cashew, Walnut, And Almond Products.

Statistics: Posted by daaswampman — Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:50 pm


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General Food Topics • Re: HONEY: powder

April 28, 2017 daaswampman 0

The following is from their website! First you do not know where it came from. Second Ingredients: Honey Powder (Refinery Syrup, Honey), Fructose.

Why don’t they just call it what it is? Oh that’s right – Would anybody buy – Powered Chinese Honey Flavored Syrup!

[snip]

About this item
Important Made in USA Origin Disclaimer: For certain items sold by Walmart on Walmart.com, the displayed country of origin information may not be accurate or consistent with manufacturer information. For updated, accurate country of origin data, it is recommended that you rely on product packaging or manufacturer information.
Augason Farms Honey Powder is perfect for use in recipes. Reconstituted, it is delicious on breads, rolls, or muffins. Family owned and operated since 1972, Augason Farms believes that great taste is a tradition worth preserving. Crafted with a focus on taste and health, their products are manufactured to the highest standards. Let them provide you with delicious peace of mind.
Augason Farms Honey Powder:
Packaged for long-term storage
Easy to prepare
No refrigeration needed
All natural
For emergency food storage, camping or everyday use
Ingredients:
Ingredients: Honey Powder (Refinery Syrup, Honey), Fructose. Processed In A Plant That Handles: Wheat, Egg, Dairy, Soybean, Peanut, Cashew, Walnut, And Almond Products.

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April 27, 2017 IceFire 0

Maybe they buy it because
(a) they don’t realize honey stores forever;
(b) they figure they can store more because with the liquid removed, so is a lot of the bulk/weight
c) they’re worried about not having enough honey to last.

I have several quart jars of honey that I have been buying from a local beekeeper. (I go through about a quart every 4-6 weeks) Next year, I hope to not have to purchase any more honey AT ALL, since my bees are now here, and I’m hoping to be able to start to harvest around this time next year. At that point, I’ll be harvesting, jarring, and storing my OWN honey. (although I’ll probably have to set up several more hives, since son-in-law wants to start making mead.)

Statistics: Posted by IceFire — Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:56 pm